PM: Govt mulls another police barrack in Dhaka

PM: Govt mulls another police barrack in Dhaka
January 25 04:34 2017 Print This Article

The government has finalised plans to set up a second police barrack in Dhaka as the existing Rajarbag police lines appeared inadequate as an abode of the law enforcement agency personnel.

“We have planned to build another police line in the city,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced while addressing first ever ‘Police Welfare Parade’ at Rajarbag Police Lines after inauguration of the Police Week 2017 adding that search for a suitable piece of land for building the barrack was on.

The premier said Dhaka city was divided into two parts to provide better services to the people and “so we have a plan to build another police line in the city”.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Inspector General of Police M Shahidul Haq also spoke at the ceremony, joined also by Home Secretary Kamaluddin Ahmed.

Police personnel from constable to top rank officials attended the meeting.

Sheikh Hasina said the pace of development mostly depends on smooth law and order for which police was responsible and “we can expedite the development works if police perform better”. The prime minister assured policemen of allocating four sets of uniforms a year to allow them to have decent attires at the time of duty. She also assured them of taking steps for separate arrangements in all government hospitals for treatment of police personnel. Sheikh Hasina said steps would also be taken for necessary training at home and abroad of the police officers.

Inspector General of Police Shahidul Haq laid importance on making the police more capable with logistics support and equipment to fight terrorism.

Earlier the prime minister inaugurated the Police Liberation War Museum, Forensic DNA Laboratory of CID, Cyber Crime Investigation Center, Cyber Training Center, and a sculpture of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyred police members in 1971, named Rajarbagh-71.

She visited different sections of the Liberation War Museum and stalls of Police Nari Kalyan Samiti (Punak).

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